Coastal Gradient is the fingering-weight version of my worsted-weight Gradient Wrap Cowl and perfect for mini-skein sets such as Knitted Wit’s Gumballs or Dirty Water Dyework’s Lillian Gradient Pack. It is knit lengthwise (working back and forth on a circular needle), and features 6 different sections of stripes using 6 gradient colors (although less colors can be used too). Once complete, stitches are picked up on either end to create button bands.
The finished piece looks like a scarf (and can be worn that way too if you prefer), but you can also wrap it around your neck and then button to secure in place to wear as a cowl.
Gauge: approx. 5.5 sts = 1” in St st (although it’s fingering-weight yarn, it is knit on a US 5 for a looser gauge)
• Approx. 358 yds of fingering-weight yarn for main color, shown in Victory Fingering by Knitted Wit (100% Superwash Merino; 113g = 380 yds, 1 skein, color: Naked)
• Approx. 30 yds of fingering-weight yarn for each of 6 contrasting colors, shown in Gumballs Fingering by Knitted Wit (100% Superwash Merino; 45 yds per skein, colors: Prussian Blue, Blue, Royal Blue, Birdie Blue, Glacial Pace, Icebreak)
Needles and other supplies:
• 32” circular knitting needle in size US 5 3.75 mm or size needed to obtain gauge
• 6 removable stitch markers (for buttonhole placement)
• 6 buttons, 5/8” in size
• Tapestry needle or crochet hook to weave in ends